WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Coffee stand break-in; dumped-likely-stolen bicycle

Two West Seattle Crime Watch notes this morning:

COFFEE STAND BREAK-IN: The photos and report are from Erik:

Mighty Mugs Coffee – West Seattle on West Marginal was broken into last night, I just happened to be driving by as workers were cleaning up the wreckage so pitched in and will add some bags to yesterday’s pile for pickup. It looks like a vehicle was used to pull the door off its hinges and then they proceeded to trash the place, causing lots of damage.

If you have any information please contact the business and call the police, and then please patronize this business when they’re up and running again!

The police-report number is 23-014120.

DUMPED-LIKELY-STOLEN BICYCLE: Matt spotted this in Highland Park:

Seen on Henderson Place SW and 9th Ave SW.

13 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Coffee stand break-in; dumped-likely-stolen bicycle"

  • Giovanni January 15, 2023 (12:05 pm)

    People……. We all need to start voting for individuals  that want to protect our community and citizen’s. We need to let the police do what they do best instead of voting to defund them. When are the people of Seattle gonna wake up and really smell the coffee? 

    • WSDad January 15, 2023 (12:43 pm)

      You can hire all the police you want, but they can’t stop crime. Police show up after the crime. Defund police takes money and invest in programs to help people with mental illness and other programs. Stop waisting money on police that don’t do anything. 

      • Wseattleite January 15, 2023 (3:11 pm)

        WSDad. Horse rubbish. Knowing one won’t be caught, or if they are then having no consequences for their actions is why robberies take place.  Furthermore, lack of not just response but even enforcement presence creates an area that concentrates those willing to do crimes, thus upswings in crime. We are tired of being victims of this attitude Seattle seems to endorse in blaming victims and not criminals, the results of which we experiencing in real time as of our law enforcement becomes lax. This is not theory or anecdotal. It is reality plain as day. Less enforcement – more crime. Cause and effect. Kindergarten math that some people are trying to turn into Calculus 3 with complicated theories. 

      • CorneliaG January 15, 2023 (5:04 pm)

        Sorry but this is uninformed. Police absolutely do stop crime. I’ve personally experienced this twice on my own property…police on patrol saw suspicious activity in my yard and intervened in a bike theft and then in a lawn mower theft. Please try harder. 

    • WestSeattleBadTakes January 15, 2023 (1:22 pm)

      Tell me you don’t understand the problem without telling me you don’t understand the problem.

    • Also John January 15, 2023 (1:33 pm)

      I see what you did there with your final words.    I agree with you 100%!   We need 10x the police and we need one-way prisons.

    • bill January 15, 2023 (2:22 pm)

      Police have not been defunded in Seattle. Stop repeating this canard. A lot of money is going unspent because SPD has so many openings. As for one-way prisons, Britain tried that 200 years ago with deportation to Australia. Did’t fix the problem.

      • Reel Fax January 15, 2023 (6:59 pm)

        Bill, please stop your transparent gaslighting.  The city council voted to make the SPD’s lowered budget for a chronically understaffed department permanent.   Thereby making it next to impossible to rebuild police staffing to “normal” levels (which by the way are still on the extreme low side of what a city our size should be aiming for.)  To claim that “police have not been defunded in Seattle” is at best an irresponsible characterization of the facts, and at worst just plain ol’ lying.  Take your pick.

        • Brandon January 15, 2023 (11:55 pm)

          It’s the word “defending”. That is all. The righty clowns glom onto that word. It’s properly distributing funds. Officer Billy doesn’t have the training nor mental capacity to deal with naked manic breakdown dude running down California Ave. And he shouldn’t have to, that’s a mental professionals deal. How people don’t understand the need to disburse the money properly is beyond me. Is it lack of education or just lack of common sense? 

  • Lisa January 15, 2023 (1:04 pm)

    I noticed Cherry on California has its front door glass broken. Luckily it was double paned so only one layer was broken.

    • WSB January 15, 2023 (1:54 pm)

      Yes, I heard from Nyla and am writing that separately, didn’t get the info before publishing this or it would have been included.

  • wsguy January 15, 2023 (1:07 pm)

    And judges who don’t just catch and release – no consequences right now!

  • Scarlett January 15, 2023 (3:40 pm)

    I have no sympathy for those causing pain and suffering to others, and I don’t think we should get in the habit of excusing or rationalizing this behavior.

    Having said that, we are not going to police our way out of this – unless you want something akin to an actual “police state.”   Both side of the political spectrum have ignored fundamental problems in this society or have proposed unworkable solutions.  It’s too late in the game to throw more police at the problem.  Now we’re in a sort of “Mad Max” environment where society is falling apart and everyone is on their own – you are dreaming if you think the police are as concerned about your personal property as you are.  And because we were too self-interested, short-sighted and  couldn’t take care of our own business, the Davos type elites will install their top-down version on all of us, using a recession as a prextext.   

    Sorry, to be the bringer of bad news on a Sunday.   But there it is. 

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